pieris

/ (ˈpaɪərɪs) /

noun

any plant of a genus, Pieris, of American and Asiatic shrubs, esp P. formosa forrestii, grown for the bright red colour of its young foliage: family Ericaceae

Nearby words

  1. pierian,
  2. pierian spring,
  3. pierid,
  4. pierides,
  5. pieridine,
  6. piero della francesca,
  7. piero di cosimo,
  8. pierogi,
  9. pierre,
  10. pierre robin syndrome

Word Origin for pieris

New Latin, from Greek Pierides, a name for the Muses

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